Photo reportage: Kommunistisk Politik
Thousands demonstrated and protested at the opening of the Folketing the 2. October on the 40. anniversary of the fateful referendum on Danish membership of EU. In Copenhagen there was a protest in front of the Labour Court and in a great demonstration from the City Hall Square to Christiansborg . Also in Aarhus there was a protest meeting.
 Residence of legislature
 Danish “labour union” which doesn’t have members but costumers, and which doesn’t use strikes, but provides councelling.
 A “normal” labour union. Most members are in industry, transport, and building.
 A Danish restaurant that made a deal with Krifa instead of 3F (a worser deal), and therefore 3F initiated a conflict against it. 29. November the Court said that 3F has the right to conflict against Vejlegården. Two parties from the blue bloc [openly bourgeois bloc] declared that they wanted to ban unions from conflicting against employers who already had agreements with another union.
 It says “Neither “Red” or Blue bloc. – Not to the budget law for 2013. – Stop the impairments of welfare! – Create workplaces and jobs! [A list of demands] – Fight the unemployment – not the unemployed and ill! – Welfare to all! Let the rich pay the crisis!
Demo at the City Hall Square, Copenhagen, with the following specific demands
Stop the impairments of the unemployment benefits!
Traineeships for all!
No deterioration of flexible jobs  and disability pension!
Decent living conditions for all on state education grants and “cash benefit ”.
 Special jobs for people, that are unable to have a ”normal” job.
 Kontanthjælp. Transfer income to people who cannot provide for themselves and/or their families. E.g. after two years of unemployment, where the right to the higher unemployment benefits ends.
The leader of FOA  Dennis Kristensen said among other things:
”The crisis is being used as a pretext to implement a total careening of the Danish welfare model…
The disability retirement reform, the flexible jobs reform, the tax reform, the reform of the unemployment benefits of the former government, and the now postponed cash benefit reform has a common trait: The labour supply must be increased. Working must pay off.
Sometimes I think the thought that the backside of the expression that working should pay off, surely must be that not working must be punished? We are in any case well underway with creating a new form of A- and B-teams.
An A-team with jobs that must be nursed by the society, and a B-team that doesn’t have jobs because of unemployment, disease, handicap, age, and who must feel both in everyday life and on the standard of life, that they are a burden on the rest of us
It is a perhaps creeping, but not for that reason less sinister development. We simply ought to be ashamed of ourselves.
And it is by no means fair, decent, or responsible.”
 Union for mostly public employees.
 It says ”Mette Frederiksen [Social-democratic minister of employment] is the new Jesus – She heals the sick and disabled with work!”
 On the “smaller side” of the red sign it says “APK Copenhagen”, on the “larger side” it says what also stands under the picture. On the yellow sign it says “A wage to live by – Unemployment benefits – Traineeships – Job”
 “Syg i Svendborg”. Organization for long-time ill and disabled in Svendborg.
 The main organizers of the protest.
 Enhedslisten. Revisionist party which supports the government. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-Green_Alliance_%28Denmark%29
 Can be translated as “Fighters for the future”. It is an organization of young people, who e.g. protest in front of working places, which doesn’t want to make good collective agreements, and generally fight against the dumping of wage- and labour standards.
 An ironic group called “0F”, the name is a parody on “3F”, a Danish trade union. The left sign on the lower picture says “What do you need leisure for, when you cannot afford golfing?”
 Sign says: ”Abolish the unemployment benefits – The wage wont dump itself”
[Sign says: ”40 years are enough! Denmark OUT of EU! www.kpnet.dk APK]
The Netpaper 3. oktober 2012
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